Our mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals through care, advocacy and community education.
Founded in 1961 the Humane Society of Weld County opened the doors to its new facility in September 1999. We are the only 501(c) 3 non-profit animal shelter in Weld County.
This facility provides care and shelter to over 4,000 homeless and unwanted pets in our community each year.
It is a priority of the Humane Society of Weld County to adopt out healthy and behaviorally sound animals to our caring community. Our adoption fees help to offset the cost of evaluation, housing, feeding and medical care for the thousands of animals who need our help every year. It costs the shelter about $25 per day for each animal.
Most of the animals we rescue are dogs or cats, but we also take in rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs. Unfortunately, we cannot house injured wildlife or farm animals.
Thank you for considering adopting a shelter animal.
Please note that this information may not be current 24/7 as this is updated manually by our volunteers. Please visit our website www.weldcountyhumane.org to view more current information on our available pets. You can always call for up to date info at (970) 506-9550.
When you visit our shelter seeking a pet to adopt we first ask that you complete an Adoption Profile. Once you choose an animal, an adoption counselor will meet with you and the pet you have selected in one of our Get Acquainted Areas for some social time and interaction. These areas provide a quiet and private space to get to know each other better. During the visit, the adoption counselor may discuss any past experiences you or a family member has had with animals, current animals you have in your home, your lifestyle with regard to work schedules and the kinds of activities you enjoy and your housing situation (rent, own, the size of your yard, etc.)
We strive to place only healthy animals who have good dispositions.
We require spaying/neutering of all pets in accordance with city and county law.
We require the proper facilities to maintain and contain the pet before placement.
We require that all pets receive proper veterinary care (annual exam, vaccinations and rabies).
We require that all pets be vaccinated and licensed.
We require strict adherence to all laws and ordinances.
We do not permit the adoption of an animal for someone else.
We do not permit the adoption of an animal by a minor.
We do not place dogs to be used solely as guard, fighting or hunting dogs.
We do not release any animal for research or experimental purposes.
We require proper identification be kept on all pets in the form of collars, tags, and/or microchips.
We adhere to the following Exchange Policy:
The adopter is entitled to an exchange for another pet within 30 days from the date of adoption.
The adopter is allowed 60 days to choose another pet.
If a pet of lesser cost is chosen, we will consider the excess money a donation, as we do not issue refunds.
If a pet is more expensive, the difference will be paid by the patron.
A patron is allowed one exchange.
Dogs over 6 years old $75
Dogs 1-6 years old $200
Puppies 4 months to 1 year old $215
Puppies under 4 months old $235
Cats over 6 years old $45
Cats 1-6 years old $75
Kittens 4 months to 1 year old $85
Kittens under 4 months old $100
Barn Cats (Please call for more information) FREE (donations appreciated)
Small Mammal Adoptions
Guinea Pigs $15